Imaging products major Canon India would increase the network of its retail stores, Canon Image Square, to 300 by December 2015 to boost sales in the growing DSLR camera segment in India. The company, which holds around 45 percent market share in the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera segment, is expecting a business of Rs 2,100 crore in 2014. "We would be having around 300 Canon Image Square stores in India by the end of December 2015 from present 110 stores," Canon India Executive Vice President Alok Bharadwaj told PTI.
4K video is the next big thing. It's actually the current big thing! With various flagship phones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3 and the Sony Xperia Z2 offering 4K video modes, it's inevitable they are compared with other professional video cameras. Canon 5D Mk III might not be an out and out video camera, but it's one of the most widely used devices by DSLR videographers. And one such cinematographer Alec Weinstein came up with the idea of comparing his Galaxy Note 3 to his workhorse 5D Mk III.
Japanese consumer electronics giant Sony is looking for a bigger play in the Indian DSLR camera market with its Alpha range, aiming to take on dominant players such as Nikon and Canon. The company, which has been focusing on compact camera, will be spending Rs 22 crore this year to promote Sony Alpha in the digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) category.
Canon has updated its DSLR line-up with the introduction of a new entry-level DSLR, the EOS 1200D. As the name suggests, it succeeds the EOS 1100D both in terms of specs and positioning. Targeted at first time DSLR adopters and those who are migrating from point and shoot cameras, the EOS 1200D packs decent features at an affordable price.
Canon India today launched the imageFormula P201 portable scanner along with the CaptureOnTouch app for Android platform and iPhone and iPad, which will allow a user to scan documents. The app can be connected to the scanner via Canon s Wi-Fi device meant for it or through a USB cable. The scanner is priced for Rs 11,995 and the Wi-Fi device to pair it with the mobile device application is priced for Rs 14,000, which itself costs more than the scanner. The CaptureOnTouch application is available for free to download from the Google Play Store and the App Store, and in terms of compatibility, will work with this scanner as well as three more scanner models by Canon.
Apart from the diminutive PowerShot N, Canon has launched a wide array of products at CES today. Adding to its PowerShot line of point-and-shoot cameras, Canon has launched the ELPH 130 IS, A2600, and A1400.
In the world of DSLR cameras the Canon EOS 5D Mark II is considered to be a legend. It could be actually the most influential camera post 2005, and CanonRumors is reporting that the iconic camera has been discontinued in the US. It has also been shifted to the old products page on Canon s Japanese website, however, on Canon s Indian website it is still available for sale for Rs 1,85,995 with an EF 24-105mm lens kit. However, this could also be only short lived as Canon has already launched the successor to the Mark II, the Mark III.